When I accepted Tamara’s nomination for “one lovely blog”, I only nominated one blog to pass on. To tell you the truth, it was late at night, and all this social networking stuff just eats up time; so I thought, well one blog nominated is better than none, and I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading about Henry’s happy philosophy. But I really needed to nominate seven. Those are the rules. And in the time since last posting, I’ve come across some real gems. Some I read regularly, some are new.
So here’s one of my very favourites: http://www.downssideup.com/ is a blog that changes general perceptions about Down’s Syndrome, and it’s written by Hayley Goleniowska, mother of a splendid little girl called Natty with Down’s Syndrome. Her blogs are passionate, inspirational, and are gathering a great fan base. Just read her letter to Geoffrey Clarke and cheer aloud.
Through Hayley’s site, I discovered Steve Allman: http://www.steveallman.co.uk/undateables/ and decided that I’d follow his blog. Again, his writing is full humanity and humour.
As a writer, I really like Stella Duffy’s blog, “Not writing but blogging”: http://stelladuffy.wordpress.com/ Tips for writers, lots of thoughts about the relationship between writer and reader, plus much more about life in general.
As a coach (so many hats!!) I like Mike the Mentor – http://www.mikethementor.co.uk because his updates are always so eclectic and interesting, and I’ve learnt a lot just from reading his blogs and poking around his website.
One that I’ve recently found, due to meeting new friends on a Caribbean cruise (!!) is about the adventure of creating a summer home in Croatia. Only it’s about much more than that. Allow me to introduce you to my new friends Elisa and Charles: http://adventureincroatia.wordpress.com/
And the last blog that I’d like to nominate for “One Lovely Blog” is not a blog. No, I’m cheating. But I want to nominate my friend Kev’s collection of photographs which he publishes on Flikr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fb_onlineportfolio/ They’re utterly beautiful, and deserve a large audience.
So there you go! enjoy….